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Colon Polyps Causes & Risks

Causes

The cause of colon polyps is unknown. It may be partly due to hereditary factors. There is a genetic condition called polyposis coli. It causes thousands of adenomatous polyps throughout the bowel.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for colon polyps include:

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